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How do I reset the admin password on Aruba Instant?

Aruba Employee
Aruba Employee

Product and Software: This article applies to Aruba Instant till Version 4.0.x.


To reset the admin password on Aruba Instant:


1) From the console, enter this username and password:


Username: admin

Password: forgetme!


2) Get into configure terminal mode:


# configure terminal


3) Issue this command to reset the password:


(config)# mgmt-user <username> <password>

(config)# exit

# write memory


As of IAP4.1.0.0, the recovery password in the console CLI has been removed for security reasons. To retain serviceability of the system, the standard username and password have been enhanced so that users can access the CLI even when the AP is in a bad state.

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‎05-04-2016 02:55 AM
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Thanks for the guide.

I inherited the management of several aruba instant ap.

I am connected to the console via https and via ssh but that method of logging in is not working.

Maybe the firmware has been updated.

How can I recover the password?

Is there something written on the device that I can use as password?

Kindest regards.

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